Angels for Animals Foundation and Partners Reach Fundraising Goal for Hero K9’s Life-Saving Operation

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K9 Aron Becomes First Police Dog to Receive Medical Care from The Guardian Angels K9 Fund

K9 Aron and his handler Adam Ziegler

It is the Guardian Angels K9 Fund’s mission to ensure that all police and military dogs, whether retired or on active duty, receive the medical care they need and deserve.

The Guardian Angels K9 Fund, a dedicated fund of the Angels for Animals Foundation specifically serving police and military K9s, successfully partnered with Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital and the Deptford Police Department in New Jersey to raise the substantial funds necessary to ensure retired K9 Aron received the essential surgery that would save his life.

K9 Aron, who was recently retired and adopted by his former handler, was diagnosed with several severe medical issues including two large tumors in his abdomen and spleen. The diagnosis came just two years after he played a major role in rescuing a nine-year-old autistic boy who had become stuck in mud up to his neck in a creek in East Greenwich, NJ. For his efforts, K9 Aron was presented with a Life Saving Award with Valor.

“K9 Aron served his community with distinction, and it is a testament to his service that these organizations, along with donors from around the world, came together to pay for his surgery,” said Mark F. Magazu, II, Founder and Chairman of the Angels for Animals Foundation. “It is the Guardian Angels K9 Fund’s mission to ensure that all police and military dogs, whether retired or on active duty, receive the medical care they need and deserve. We are particularly grateful to the University of Pennsylvania for providing K9 Aron with state of the art medical care during his time of need.”

K9 Aron is the first police dog to receive medical care under the umbrella of the Guardian Angels K9 Fund since it was launched in March of 2015. The Guardian Angels K9 Fund is working to expand its operation across the nation in order to identify and assist other police and military K9s in need of assistance.

To learn more about the Guardian Angels K9 Fund or to find out how you can support the mission, please visit http://www.BeMyAngel.com/Guardian. Donations can also be made by texting the word “GuardianK9” to the number 41444, followed by a space and then the amount you would like to donate.

About Guardian Angels K9 fund
The Guardian Angels K9 Fund is a dedicated fund of the Angels for Animals Foundation solely focused on raising money to provide life-saving medical care to police and military service dogs on active duty and in retirement. More information can be found at http://www.BeMyAngel.com/Guardian.

About Angels for Animals Foundation
The Angels for Animals Foundation is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization that raises money to help pet owners suffering from extreme financial hardship to provide veterinary care for animals facing serious medical challenges. Each year, thousands of family pets are euthanized because their owners simply cannot afford life-saving medical treatments and procedures. The Angels for Animals Foundation has facilitated nearly$500,000 in services of either cash raised or negotiated free or discountedservices for all types of animals since it was founded in 2011. Donations to the Angels for Animals Foundation can be madeonline or via text message. More information can be found at http://www.BeMyAngel.com

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